Spawning Tench

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Spawning Tench

Post by rapsy » Tue Jun 08 2021 10:36

The Tench (and everything else it seems) in my local pits have decided to spawn this last couple of weeks. How long do they take before they get their heads down feeding again?
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Re: Spawning Tench

Post by SmellySmelt » Tue Jun 08 2021 12:56

rapsy wrote:
The Tench (and everything else it seems) in my local pits have decided to spawn this last couple of weeks. How long do they take before they get their heads down feeding again?
As a lot of lads will tell you, they can be tricky to catch after spawning especially with all the naturals about come the hight of summer. Get real finicky, where they don’t want big food items.

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Re: Spawning Tench

Post by rapsy » Wed Jun 09 2021 08:36

Thanks smelly smelt. I didn't word my question very well really. What I meant was, in general, how long does spawning last, and in general, how long before tench recover and start feeding normaly again.
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Re: Spawning Tench

Post by SmellySmelt » Wed Jun 09 2021 16:10

rapsy wrote:
Thanks smelly smelt. I didn't word my question very well really. What I meant was, in general, how long does spawning last, and in general, how long before tench recover and start feeding normaly again.
It depends on the water, how deep they are and how long it takes them to heat up to trigger spawning. I normally won’t go back to a water when the tench have spawned as the won’t be at their top weights. I try to target shallow waters in early spring and then more deeper till start of July. I then turn my attention to other species. But I have caught female tench that looked like they spawned within 2/3 days by their bellies.

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